Well, it’s the first Monday of 2016, and after the long weekend we just had, your first thought was probably to go back to bed instead of waking up for work. Maybe you’re even still in bed now, reading this on your phone. Technology these days really is a miracle. Anyway, you gotta get up and go to work, but there’s also a bunch of great ways to spend your first Monday night of 2016, per the Brokelyn Event Calendar. So there’s that to look forward to!
DR. STRANGELOVE AND TRIVIA
Sure, Kubrick’s satiric examination of two superpowers accidentally on the brink of full-blown nuclear war might not hit the same contemporary fears that it did back when it first came out, but its themes of world leaders being a bunch of assholes with weird fixations who don’t really care about you never really goes out of style. Plus, show up early tonight and you can win some bragging rights at Kubrick trivia and get a head start on drinking $8 Atomic Bombs, the night’s special cocktail.
7:30pm, Halyards, 406 3rd Avenue, Gowanus, FREE
RUN FROM THE POLICE
You might have spent a lot of money in the run up to the New Year and during Christmas, in which case, here’s one final holiday season gift for you: free comedy at Muchmore’s. Run From The Police is back with their great name and comedy courtesy of Bryan Yang, Kit Hunn, Nicholas Allen and more. After all, it’s good practice to start your year spending what could be spent on your admission price on beer instead.
8:25pm, Muchmore’s, 2 Havemeyer Street, Williamsburg, FREE
41ST ANNIVERSARY OF MONTY PYTHON AND THE QUEST FOR THE HOLY GRAIL
Wanna feel old? The specter of death haunts us all. Also, it’s been 41 damn years since Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail came out, which is perilously close to its 50th birthday. Celebrate all the ridiculousness of the movie that made yelling “Ni!” funnier than it ever should be at The Way Station tonight, with plenty of other nerds who’ll know all the lines. Plus, if you’re one of the first 14 people to order the Holy Grail Ale, you get a sweet chalice to take home with you.
7pm, The Way Station, 683 Washington Avenue, Prospect Heights, FREE
NIGHT TRAIN WITH WYATT CENAC
Hey, it’s the first Night Train of 2016, and it’s gonna be a good one. Ring in 2016 with some laughs from Hari Kondabolu, Kara Klenk, Sean Donnelly and more comics, and also hear from Wyatt Cenac himself, who might tell you about his New Year’s Eve. Even if he doesn’t though, the comics he finds are always great, and him and Kondabolu always have some kind of weird interplay.
7:30pm, Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, Gowanus, $8
CLUE WATCH AND PLAY
You might not know this, but the cult classic movie Clue was based on a board game of the same name. Tonight, Videology invites you down to their small theater to not only watch the movie and get some laughs in, but to also play the board game, which will set out at every table. Make sure you get there early to get a seat, because no one likes someone standing over their shoulder and being a backseat murder solver.
7pm, Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, $11.54